Town of Garland, North Carolina
"Greatness Grows in Garland"
​Post Office Box 207        190 South Church Avenue           Garland, North Carolina    28441       (910) 529-4141  
FAX:  (910) 529-1393 


Government


Commissioner Winifred Hill Murphy (elected in November 2011) was appointed Mayor for the Town of Garland on February 2, 2012. Mayor Murphy was elected Mayor in November 2013 and will serve a four-year term. Mayor Murphy is the first female and first African American mayor to be appointed and elected for the Town of Garland. 

The town is governed by a mayor-council form of government.  Elected officials consist of the mayor and five commissioners or council members.  When elected, officials serve a four-year term. Present elected and appointed officials are:

                                                                                  Term Expiration:

Mayor Winifred Hill Murphy                                      2017            (Elected November 2013)
Mayor Pro-Tem Haywood Johnson                          2017            (Elected November 2013)    
Commissioner S. J. Smith                                            2017            (Elected November 2013)
Commissioner Carolyn Y. Melvin                             2017             (Elected November 2013)
Commissioner Judy C. Smith                                     2019             (Elected November 2015)
Commissioner Ralph Smith                                        2019             (Re-elected November 2015)




For a list of committees and the Commissioner(s) who chair them, click here
Board Attorney:   Michael Porter